Stoke upsets Chelsea 3-2 with superb late strike

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 7, 2013 at 11:50 am •  Published: December 7, 2013
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STOKE, England (AP) — Substitute Oussama Assaidi stunned Chelsea with a superb 90th-minute winner on Saturday as Stoke claimed its first league victory over the Blues in 38 years.

Stoke dented Chelsea's title drive with a 3-2 victory in the Premier League after on-loan Liverpool winger Assaidi came on six minutes from time and his first real contribution was to pick the ball up on the left, cut inside and unleash a ferocious shot into the top corner after being set up by Stephen Ireland.

Chelsea provisionally slipped to third on goal difference behind Liverpool.

The visitors led with a 10th-minute opener from Andre Schurrle who picked the ball up in midfield, held off Ryan Shawcross and Glenn Whelan before shooting across Asmir Begovic and into the bottom corner.

But Peter Crouch leveled three minutes before half time after a break instigated by Geoff Cameron, who found Jonathan Walters down the right. His cross was just out of the reach of Ireland but Marko Arnautovic won a corner and his delivery was turned in by Crouch.



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